Insecurity: Thank your stars we are in a democracy, Presidency tells protesting Northern youths The Presidency on Tuesday knocked some Northern youths for their recent statement on the security challenges being faced in the country, saying that they would have met harsh retribution from a dictatorial government. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, asked...... read more
2020 Democracy Day: Read what President Buhari said...(FULL-TEXT) President Muhammadu Buhari on June 12 addressed Nigerians to commemorate the 2020 Democracy celebration.        The Nigerian leader listed some of his achievements and the effort of his administration to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the nationwide address. Here is the full speech below;        Fellow...... read more
FG Refunds N148bn Road Repair Funds To States The federal government has begun the refund of N148 billion spent by state governments to repair federal roads in their states. Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House cor- respondents after the virtual fede- ral executive council meeting presi- ded over by President Muhammadu Buhari...... read more
FG has no power to withhold States' fund - Ekweremadu Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Friday, said the Federal Government has no power to seize funds belonging to State Governments over the implementation of the recent order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The President had signed an Executive Order which provides for full autonomy of the States Houses of Assembly...... read more
Presidency explains how Abacha's $311million loot will be shared The Presidency said yesterday that returned $311million, which was part of the money allegedly stolen by the late former Head of State, Gen. Sanni Abacha, has been allocated for infrastructure development in the country. It also said that part of the returned loot in 2019 was being used for grain grants...... read more
COViD-19: AGF plans virtual Court proceedings to regain lost grounds The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,  Abubakar Malami (SAN), has  unfolded virtual courts proceedings and adjournment of judicial process using available technologies to make for recovery of lost grounds occasioned by the COVID-19 lockdown. His plan is contained in a statement issued by him on Monday titled...... read more
COVID-19: Buhari orders SGF, ministers, NSA, others to go on isolation President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that all government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno; ministers as well as journalists covering the State House who were at the burial of his late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, on Saturday...... read more
Covid-19: FG to slash 2020 budget by over N1tn The Federal Government on Wednesday announced a slash in the 2020 budget by N1.5tn as part of measures to respond to the impact of coronavirus on the economy. Included in the N1.5tn is over N457bn the government spends on fuel importation under the name of “under-recovery.” A government’s panel set up...... read more
Oil crash: Prepare for tough times –NNPC GMD As the world grapples with the latest crude oil crash caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mr Mele Kyari, has urged Nigerians to brace up for an unsavory economic climate in the months ahead as the journey may not be rosy. ...... read more
Furore over alleged exclusion of South East, Edo from $22.7b loan •Consultancy takes 40 per cent of facility•’Presidency preparing fresh loan request’ Except they are reconsidered, the entire South East geopolitical zone as well as Edo State may not benefit from the controversial $22.7b loan approved by the Senate last Thursday. It was gathered that the exclusion of the south east and...... read more
Monguno vs Abba Kyari: Buhari's NSA absent during security meeting Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, was absent when President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. Appointed co-chair of the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC), Monguno, who has been in the news over his disagreement with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, has always...... read more
JUST IN: Bill for a national agency to accommodate repentant terrorists scales 1st reading Amidst the divergent reactions, over the recent the release of 1,400 arrested Boko Haram members who were said to have been rehabilitated, the Senate is mulling the establishment of a national agency to accommodate repentant members of the Boko Haram sect.   The bill to that effect titled “National Agency for...... read more
NTA will compete with CNN, if we get $500m loan - Lai Mohammed Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information, has said that the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN) if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking for is approved.       According to The Guardain, the Minister said this when he appeared before the senate committee...... read more
FG slashes visa fees for U.S citizens A review of the U.S.’ visa reciprocity policy for Nigeria has led to a slash of visa application charges for citizens of the North American country by the Nigerian government.    Confirming the development, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede said the visa application charges for American citizens...... read more
Buhari not fighting corruption to impress Transparency International - Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to Transparency International's recent report which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 corrupt countries, with a total of 26 points out of a possible 100 points.       In an interview with some international media organisations in London, the Minister stated...... read more
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